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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #BA04C48

Invitation for Construction Bid: Window Replacement Phase II

Award Info
Published Tuesday December 21, 2004
Awarded to:
Contractor:  English Brothers Company, Champaign IL
Amount:  $1,936,385
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 2
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday November 8, 2004
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 10:00 AM, Thursday December 9, 2004:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
207 Henry Administration Building
506 South Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801-3684

The Board of Trustees of U of Illinois Facilities Planning and Programs hereby requests sealed bids for construction work on the the Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Hall - Window Replacement Phase II at the Urbana campus.

Project Description
This project includes general work only. The general work includes the replacement of existing aluminum window systems with new aluminum window systems at 644 total openings in four separate buildings. The four separate buildings comprise the Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Hall complex. The window systems vary in size and arrangement of fixed and operating sash. All demolition, glazing and sealant work is included in the general work bid. The ENTIRE project is being bid at this time. Installation of windows will be DIVIDED between Summer 2005 and Summer 2006.

Contractors and suppliers shall include ALL coordination and necessary accommodations for this schedule in their bid.

This project includes a project labor agreement that will be executed between the lowest responsive/responsible bidder and the East Central Illinois Building & Construction Trades Council.

Refer to Division 1, Section 00300 of the specifications for a complete, detailed breakdown of the base bids and alternates for this project.

Bid Document Sources
Bid documents have been prepared by Moorhead-Gruber Architects, 495 Devonshire Drive, Champaign, IL 61820, (217) 356-3414, hereinafter called the Professional Services Consultant. The bid documents may be obtained from the Professional Services Consultant by depositing a check in the amount of $40 for each set, payable to the Professional Services Consultant.

Bid Document Review Sets
For the convenience of bidders, complete sets of bid documents will be on file at:

Facilities & Services
University of Illinois
1501 S. Oak
Champaign, IL 61820

F.W. Dodge Planroom
Quantum Center
421 S. Grand Ave. West, Suite 1Beast
Springfield, IL 62704

1811 W. Altorfer Drive
Peoria, IL 61615

Reed Construction Market Data
665 Craig Road, Suite 225
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Each bidder shall prequalify with the owner in accordance with the General Instructions to Bidders (Document 00200).

All bidders shall be prequalified with the owner. New bidders that are not prequalified shall prequalify using the owner's web-based Contractor Annual Prequalification System (CAPS) -

The project will be administered using the owner's web-based project management system. PRZM was developed to maximize the potential of the Internet in allowing project team members to access and exchange project information. PRZM supports team collaboration in management and interaction, as well as team member empowerment on a multi-layer security system.

Minimum user requirements are as follows:

  • Personal Computer: Microprocessor speed of 100mhz or higher, 32Mb RAM, and a monitor capable of at least 800 x 600 pixel resolution.
  • Internet Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4.0 or higher is recommended.
  • E-mail: PRZM requires the user to have a valid e-mail account.
  • Software: At various stages of PRZM, users will be required to attach their documents to PRZM.
  • Computer-Aided Drawing (CAD) viewer
Bid Dates
Bids for Division I/General work will be received up to the hour of 10:00 a.m. prevailing time, on Thursday, December 9, 2004. Submit all proposals to the Board of Trustees at:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Facilities & Services
1501 S. Oak
Champaign, IL 61820
Attention: Edward J. Scopel (
Bid Opening
Immediately after the closing time for receiving bids, all proposals will be publicly opened, read, and tabulated in conference Room 128, Physical Plant Services Building, 1501 S. Oak, Champaign, IL 61820. Noted errors, omissions and defects will be announced. Bids received after closing time will be returned unopened. The public opening and reading is for information only and is not construed as acceptance or rejection of any bid.

Bid Acceptance or Rejection
The owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids or any part thereof, to waive any informalities in the bidding, and to accept the bids deemed to be in the best interests of the University of Illinois after all bids have been examined and evaluated.

Statutory Requirements
The successful bidder will be required to comply with all laws, statutes, regulations, ordinances, rulings or enactments of any governmental authority that are applicable to the work or to the project. The successful bidder shall pay prevailing wages and shall utilize equal employment opportunity hiring practices in connection with this project.

Bids will be received up to the hour of 10:00 AM local time, on Thursday, December 9, 2004. Immediately after closing time for receiving bids, they will be opened publicly and read.

Pre-Bid Conference
A pre-bid conference will be held in Room 111 Carr Residence Hall, 1001 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana, IL at 9:00 a.m. prevailing time on Tuesday, November 23, 2004. Representatives of the owner and the professional services consultant will be present to answer questions regarding the project and bidding procedures. All prospective bidders are urged to attend.

(Submitted by Kathe Shinham, State Purchasing Officer.)

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